So maybe you just graduated college, or your boyfriend just broke up you. Maybe everyone is asking you what you want to do with your life and you feel like you have no idea. You're stressed by the thought of "adulting." All you see on social media feeds is everyone from high school getting engaged and having babies and you're just thinking about how much you like having a bed to yourself and when the last time you shaved your legs was. You're probably thinking everyone else has their life together but you because what you see on Instagram is their highlight reel to life.
My twenty somethings, we all just think we are lost puppies and honestly... we are. We at times have our tail in between our legs because we totally did something we shouldn't have. We whimper at the thought of needing our moms because moms always know best. We get way to hyper and can't focus on one simple thing. The thing about puppies is everyone still thinks they are cute even when they piss on your pillow or bite you enough to make you bleed. Everyone loves puppies therefore everyone loves twenty somethings. Because ... this is the best time of our damn lives people! With that said, even with your chaotic thoughts of self-pity as you sit on your bed eating pizza at 2 in the morning without a clue of your life direction ... move forward friend and stop worrying about the timeline of life.
I say screw the timeline. Screw the you should be married, have kids, a career, a 401k, a hefty savings account, life insurance, going to bed by 10pm, no time for girls night, sorry I can't I need a babysitter timeline before we are all 30.
Your twenties are for self-empowerment and self-discovery. It's your time to break the rules and color outside the lines a little. This is the time for you get lost just to find yourself on a new adventure of life, one that you didn't expect. It's the time to make mistakes so you know how to handle it when it really matters. Your twenties are where you decide who you want on your team and realize that some people are just going to have to ride the pine. This is the time to travel and go on road trips with no plans of what to do once you arrive. Lastly, do a few crazy things. Things you feared. Things that made you vulnerable. Things that scared the shit out of you.
In your twenties, have fun, please, but don't forget to grow up and mature in the process. To self-reflect and embrace the moments that made you crumble. That when you are in discovery mode you take notes and practice them. That when you are in self-empowerment mode you stop being a doormat and you stand up for what you believe in. In your twenties, be proud of who you are.
Don't stress the little things.
Find your passion and make it set your soul on fire.
It's okay not to know.
Stop taking life so seriously.
Be selfish, do you.
Stop playing games.
Make a damn difference.